Is smiling contagious?
Do you smile enough? Is smiling really contagious?
Studies and research show that the majority of negative thoughts can be eased and in many cases eliminated by simply smiling and laughing. In fact, many doctors use smiling and laughter as a way to reduce anxiety and depression in patients as well as reduce the use of pain killers.
As I mentioned in my book “How to overcome worry and have peace of mind” that smiling is a great way to reduce and overcome stress and anxiety as it helps you to relax, be in a good mood, and achieve peace of mind.
Smiling is really contagious
I remember when I was in high school in the mid 1990’s, one of my teachers asked me “How come you always smile? You always seem to be happy.” Of course she asked the question while smiling. I informed her that I don’t like to bring out my distress and problems on people and that it is a habit of mine.
Years have passed and one of my colleagues made a similar comment to me and said I seem to attract people due to my smile.
You might ask “Ok Dia, why are you mentioning this?” I am mentioning these two examples to show you that smiling does have a huge impact on others and people would love to be around you. Not only that, it is good for your health.
Still not convinced that a simple smile can do wonders? I will give you a third example. At work, one of my colleagues who is very popular always smiles. I have never seen her not smile when she sees someone.
Do you think this is coincidence that she is popular? Of course not! People who smile tend to attract others and build successful relationships much easier than the individuals who don’t.
I want you to smile
Give it a try and smile especially in today’s day and age. Learn to incorporate it with you personality and you will be amazed at the positive results you will start experiencing.
Always remember the popular proverb “Smile and the world smiles with you; cry and you cry alone.” Are you going to smile?
Have you ever wondered why some people are happy and have peace of mind while others keep worrying? Why do some people’s life filled with worry while others filled with happiness and peace of mind? My e-book How to have peace of mind answers those questions and teaches you the scientific ways to control and overcome worry and have peace of mind.
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